Cockpit video of Turkish 4-Star General flying F-16 solo display at the age of 62

Turkish Air Force commander flew with the F-16 solo display team

Solo Türk is the name of the solo aerobatics demo team of the F-16 combat plane whose role is to display the capabilities and skills of the Turkish Air Force pilots.

Established in 2011, as part of the Turkish Air Force’s 100th anniversary, the TuAF F-16C Block 40 aircraft in a stunning bright black, silver and golden livery has become one of the highlights of airshows across Europe.

In May 2014, Turkish Air Force commander, four-star General Akın Öztürk flew with a Solo Turk’s F-16D after flying with the Turkish Stars.

Interestingly, at the age of 62, Gen. Öztürk  performed the whole Solo Türk including +9G/-3G maneuvers.

Here below you can watch the video of his flight recorded with a cockpit camera.



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